Co-ops 101: An Introduction to Cooperatives ::
This report provides a comprehensive summary of basic information on the cooperative way of organizing and operating a business. It covers the nature and extent of the use of cooperatives, compares cooperatives to other business structures, explains the roles various people play in a cooperative, and discusses equity accumulation and income taxation. The purpose is to make available, in a single report, the information someone would need to acquire a general understanding of how cooperatives function.

Housing Cooperatives in the 21st Century :: C:\WINDOWS\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\2QEHXHOA\ATT00004.htm
A publication of Future Cooperative Housing, Inc.

Links to good services on the back page.

National Association of Housing Cooperatives ::
Welcome to the website of the National Association of Housing Cooperatives, your source for information on housing cooperatives.

National Cooperative Bank ::
About National Cooperative Bank

National Cooperative Bank (NCB), a multifaceted financial services company, enables cooperative endeavors throughout America to grow and succeed. These businesses are large and small. They serve rural and urban communities. They affect our lives everyday. NCB helps them by crafting financial solutions tailored to their individual needs – and the needs of their members.

Our customer base: Currently owned by 1,841 of our customers, we serve not only cooperatives and their members but also entities sharing similar cooperative principles.

Our success: To date, NCB has provided more than $6 billion in financing. However, to measure our true success we look to what we have helped create over our two-decade history – thousands of homeownership opportunities, vital retail businesses, choices in education, affordable assisted living, quality healthcare facilities, cultural centers and much more.

Our origins: We were created to address the financial needs of an underserved niche—those people that join together cooperatively to meet their personal, social or business needs. Chartered by Congress in 1978, NCB was privatized as a cooperatively owned financial institution in 1981. To read more about our history, click here.

Our funding: NCB's capital base is funded by long-term subordinated notes; medium-term notes and commercial paper; loans from our banking partners and customers; deposits through our subsidiary, NCB, FSB; and stock purchased by NCB members. Our medium-term notes and commercial paper carry investment-grade ratings from Standard & Poors and Moody's. To learn more about our financial performance, click here.

Why does something become a Seattle landmark? ::
Seattle Times article.